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If anyone has been counting, 192 days have lapsed since my last blog post.  This is not a proclamation, rather it is  

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A Visit to the Lowcountry Rails & Trails

People who visit the Lowcountry notice many different things that make this area unique.  One is the magnificent Live Oak trees draped in Spanish moss.  Another is the vast number of waterways, creeks and marshes.   Another is the architecture.  And yet another is the smell, I mean fragrance, of pluff mud at low tide! What I noticed when we […]

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Defining a Lowcountry Style

Happy Friday!  We are expecting guests this weekend and I have been scurrying around and sprucing things up.  While doing so, the details of my home’s light fixtures, pillows, fabrics and accessories caught my attention.  I noticed a definite theme – lots of nature-inspired detail, colorful textured fabrics, pretty trim and hand wrought gilded and painted metal lighting and accessories. […]

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The Biggest Surprise Yet!

Every year or so, for the past 10 years, my husband Ed goes on an extended fishing adventure with his buddies to New Hampshire.  This excursion usually consumes as few as nine or as many as eleven days.  In the early days of these outings I was less than pleased that he would be gone […]

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A Lowcountry Boil – Deconstructed & Delicious!

The Lowcountry Boil (or by another name, Frogmore Stew) is a signature dish and favorite Lowcountry meal that is best shared with good friends.  Made of simple ingredients this “stew” marries together the fruit of the sea (shrimp), farm provisions (sausage) and vegetables (corn and potatoes).  History has it that this deliciousness originated on a St. Helena Island, a Sea Island just a few […]

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